July 9, 2019

Cactus Applique

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
Ideas on how to use this appliques...
*These would be great to apply to any project.
*You can add them to beach towels,
*turn them into a keychain or fridge magnet.
*You can also make several and make a garland.
*Attach a ribbon to make them into bookmarks.

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
approx. size: 3"height x 3"length
...but can vary based on yarn and hook size.

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.5mm (E)
*Worsted Weight Yarn: Green of your choice (5yds) & color of choice for the pot (4yds)
*Tapestry Needle
*Embroidery Floss: color of choice

PATTERN NOTES - must read...
 Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round/row indicate the total number of stitches.
 Always use stitch markers to mark your rounds.
 There's no need to sl st and/or ch when going to the next round unless stated to do so.
 Always do the 1st stitch where you slip stitch from the previous round.
 The chain, in the beginning, does NOT count as one stitch unless stated otherwise.
 You slip stitch on the first sc, not on top of the chain 1.

SPECIAL STITCHES
 Half Triple Crochet (htr) - Y/O hook twice, insert hook into stitch & pull up a loop (4 loops remaining), Y/O hook & pull thru 2 loops (3 loops remaining), Y/O hook & pull thru the 3 remaining loops.
 Triple Crochet (tr) - Y/O hook twice, insert hook into stitch & pull up a loop (4 loops remaining), Y/O hook & pull thru 2 loops (3 loops remaining), Y/O hook & pull thru 2 loops (2 loops remaining, Y/O hook & pull thru the 2 remaining loops.
 Other side of the foundation chains - this VIDEO explains how to do this technique.
 Invisible join - this VIDEO explains how to do this technique.

** Cactus Idea #1 **


BIGGER BRANCH with the green of your choice
  Rnd 1: ch7, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next 2 chs, 5htr in next ch other side of the foundation chains dc in next 2 chs, hdc in next ch, sc in next 2 chs (15)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

MEDIUM BRANCH with the green of your choice
  Rnd 1: ch5, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, 4dc in next ch other side of the foundation chains hdc in next ch, sc in next 2 chs (10)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

Note: when you see a + sign it means all those stitches are supposed to be done in that one particular stitch.
SMALL BRANCH with the green of your choice
  Rnd 1: ch4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in next ch, sc+hdc+sc in next ch other side of the foundation chains sl st in next 2 chs (7) 
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

POT with color of your choice
  Row 1: ch6, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across, ch1, turn (5)
  Row 2: sc in each st across, ch1, turn (5)
  Row 3: sc2tog, sc in next st, sc2tog, ch1, turn (3)
  Row 4: sc in next st, sc2tog, turn (2)
  Row 5: sl st in each st around the entire pot, join to 1st st with the invisible join
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.


ASSEMBLE
     I recommend pinning the pieces in place before sewing them to make sure you have them in the position you like best before sewing. (Most people like to use the yarn at the end of the finished pieces to sew them in place, but I personally like to use matching thread).
     BRANCHES...sew the branches in the position you like best or like shown in the picture.
     CACTUS to POT...sew the cactus to the pot.
     FLOWERS...these can be done however you like and in the position, you like best. I use pink embroidery floss and a 3.5mm (E) hook by attaching the embroidery floss to the back loops.
*ch5, sl st in same st you attach, ch5, sl st in same st, ch5, sl st in same st*
Follow these steps on the other 2 branches.
     POT...using any color of embroidery floss, embroider a zigzag design across the middle of the pot or any design you like the possibilities are endless.

** Cactus Idea #2 **


BIGGER BRANCH with the green of your choice
  Rnd 1: ch8, hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next 2 chs, htr in next 2 chs, 6tr in next ch, other side of the foundation chains htr in next 2 chs, dc in next 2 chs, hdc in next 2 chs (18)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

RIGHT BRANCH with the green of your choice
  Rnd 1: ch5, sc in 2nd ch from hook, 3sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, 4dc in next ch, other side of the foundation chains hdc in next ch, sl st in next 2 sts (12)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

Note: when you see a + sign it means all those stitches are supposed to be done in that one particular stitch.
LEFT BRANCH with the green of your choice
  Rnd 1: ch4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in next ch, sc+hdc+hdc+sc in next ch other side of the foundation chains 3sc in next ch, sl st in next ch (10)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

POT with any color of choice
  Row 1: ch9, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across, ch1, turn (8)
  Row 2: sk 1st st, sl st in next st, sc in next 4 sts, sl st in next st, ch1, turn (6)
  Row 3: sc in each st across, ch1, turn (6)
  Row 4: sc in each st across, turn (6)
  Row 5: sl st in each st around the entire the pot, join to 1st st with the invisible join
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.


ASSEMBLE
     I recommend pinning the pieces in place before sewing them to make sure you have them in the position you like best before sewing. (Most people like to use the yarn at the end of the finished pieces to sew them in place, but I personally like to use matching thread).
     BRANCHES...sew the branches in the position you like best or like shown in the picture.
     CACTUS to POT...sew the cactus to the pot.
     POT...using any color of embroidery floss, embroider a zigzag design across the middle of the pot or any design you like the possibilities are endless.


GLOSSARY:
ch/s:chain/s || sc: single crochet || hdc: half double crochet || dc: double crochet || htr: half triple crochet
tr: triple crochet || sl st: slip stitch || st/s: stitch/es || sc2tog: single crochet 2 stitches together
sk: skip || rnd: round || f/o: finish off



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- Janet

This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (July 2019). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint/repost it on your site. You may print and keep a copy for your own personal use. Please do not resell or distribute it.

July 3, 2019

Round Plush Kirby

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
      For those who love cute things, Kirby is the perfect size to hold on your palm or attach to your bag as a keychain and be your traveling companion. You can also make a small blanket and attach him to make a lovey for your little one.

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
approx. 2.5"height x 4"length

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.5mm (E)
*Worsted Weight Yarn: Petal Pink (34yds) & Red (7yds)
*Stitch Markers to mark your rounds
*Felt: Black, White, Blue  & 2 shades of Red
*Fiberfill
*Tapestry Needle
*Matching Thread
*Hot Glue

PATTERN NOTES - must read...
 Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round/row indicate the total number of stitches.
 Always use stitch markers to mark your rounds.
 There's no need to sl st and/or ch when going to the next round unless stated to do so.
 Always do the 1st stitch where you slip stitch from the previous round.
 The chain, in the beginning, does NOT count as one stitch unless stated otherwise.
 You slip stitch on the first sc, not on top of the chain 1.

HEAD/BODY with petal pink
  Rnd 1: 6sc in magic ring (6)
  Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around (12)
  Rnd 3: sc in next st, 2sc in next st around (18)
  Rnd 4: sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st around (24)
  Rnd 5: sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st around (30)
  Rnd 6: sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next st around (36)
  Rnd 7: sc in next 11 sts, 2sc in next st around (39)
  Rnd 8-13: sc in each st around (39)
  Rnd 14: sc in next 11 sts, sc2tog around (36)
  Rnd 15: sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog around (30)
  Rnd 16: sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog around (24)
Start stuffing the head/body moderately firm.
  Rnd 17: sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog around (18)
  Rnd 18: sc in next st, sc2tog around (12)
  Rnd 19: sc2tog around (6)
F/O and leave a tail for closing. Add any bits of stuffing need it to finish shaping the head/body. Weave in the tail through the final round and draw up tight to close. Secure and weave in the ends.

HANDS with petal pink; make 2
  Rnd 1: 4sc in magic ring (4)
  Rnd 2: sc in next st, 2sc in next st around (6)
  Rnd 3: sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st around (8)
  Rnd 4: sc in each st around (8)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

FEET with red; make 2
  Rnd 1: 4sc in magic ring (4)
  Rnd 2: sc in next st, 2sc in next st around (6)
  Rnd 3: 3sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts around (10)
  Rnd 4-5: sc in each st around (10)
  Row 1: stuffed lightly, flatten to match up the stitches and sc across, ch1, turn (5)
  Row 2: sc2tog, sc in next st, sc2tog (3)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.


ASSEMBLE
     I recommend pinning the pieces in place before sewing them to make sure you have them in the position you like best before sewing. (Most people like to use the yarn at the end of the finished pieces to sew them in place, but I personally like to use matching thread).
     TIP...For anything that I’m going to be using felt, I like to first sketch it out on a white paper and make a stencil of what I need. Then cut it out. Then tape the stencil to the felt and cut it out.
     FEET...try to find the position you like best. I place mine between round 16 and 17; approx. 0.50" apart. Only sew the 2 last rows from the feet (the flat area) to the body.
     ARMS...there's no need to stuffed them, simply flattened them. You can place these however you like, the possibilities are endless. If you like to place them like I did...Align them to the feet and place them between round 9 and 12.
     EYES & MOUTH...you can make these however you like, the possibilities are endless. I made them out of felt, use the image below to get an idea on how to make them. Place the eyes between round 7 and 9; approx. 0.75" apart. The mouth goes in the center of the eyes between round 10 and 11.
     CHEEKS...you can use pink felt and make tiny ovals or you can use makeup blush and apply some on each side of the eyes.

GLOSSARY:
ch/s:chain/s || sc: single crochet || st/s: stitch/es
sc2tog: single crochet 2 stitches together || rnd: round || f/o: finish off



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Kirby is copyright by Hal Laboratory and Nintendo.
This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (June 2019). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint/repost it on your site. You may print and keep a copy for your own personal use. Please do not resell or distribute it.

June 12, 2019

Round Plush Hamm from Toy Story

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
      For those who love cute things, Hamm is the perfect size to hold on your palm or attach to your bag as a keychain and be your traveling companion. You can also make a small blanket and attach him to make a lovey for your little one.

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
approx. 3.25" height x 3"length

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.5mm (E)
*Worsted Weight Yarn: Light Pink (40yds)
*Stitch Markers to mark your rounds
*Felt: a darker shade of Pink & Black
*Fiberfill
*Tapestry Needle
*Matching Thread
*Hot Glue

PATTERN NOTES - must read...
 Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round/row indicate the total number of stitches.
 Always use stitch markers to mark your rounds.
 There's no need to sl st and/or ch when going to the next round unless stated to do so.
 Always do the 1st stitch where you slip stitch from the previous round.
 The chain, in the beginning, does NOT count as one stitch unless stated otherwise.
 You slip stitch on the first sc, not on top of the chain 1.

HEAD/BODY with light pink
  Rnd 1: 6sc in magic ring (6)
  Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around (12)
  Rnd 3: sc in next st, 2sc in next st around (18)
  Rnd 4: sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st around (24)
  Rnd 5: sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st around (30)
  Rnd 6: sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next st around (36)
  Rnd 7: sc in next 11 sts, 2sc in next st around (39)
  Rnd 8-13: sc in each st around (39)
  Rnd 14: sc in next 11 sts, sc2tog around (36)
  Rnd 15: sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog around (30)
  Rnd 16: sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog around (24)
Start stuffing the head/body moderately firm.
  Rnd 17: sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog around (18)
  Rnd 18: sc in next st, sc2tog around (12)
  Rnd 19: sc2tog around (6)
F/O and leave a tail for closing. Add any bits of stuffing need it to finish shaping the head/body. Weave in the tail through the final round and draw up tight to close. Secure and weave in the ends.

FEET with light pink; make 4
  Rnd 1: 5sc in magic ring (5)
  Rnd 2: *sc in next st, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to 1 more time, sc in last st (7)
  Rnd 3: working in back loops for this round only sc in each st around (7)
  Rnd 4: sc in each st around (7)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

EARS with light pink; make 2
  Rnd 1: 5sc in magic ring (5)
  Rnd 2: *sc in next st, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * 1 more time, sc in last st (7)
  Rnd 3: *sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * 1 more time, sc in last st, sl st into 1st st (9)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

TAIL with light pink
ch6, 2sc in 2nd ch from hook and across (10)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.


ASSEMBLE
     I recommend pinning the pieces in place before sewing them to make sure you have them in the position you like best before sewing. (Most people like to use the yarn at the end of the finished pieces to sew them in place, but I personally like to use matching thread).
     TIP...For anything that I’m going to be using felt, I like to first sketch it out on a white paper and make a stencil of what I need. Then cut it out. Then tape the stencil to the felt and cut it out.
     FEET...lightly stuffed them. Try to find the position you like best. I place mine between round 15 and 17; approx. 1" from each other.
     EARS...there's no need to stuff them, simply flatten them and place them between round 4 and 7.
     TAIL...place it on round 13 right in the center between the back feet.
     SNOUT...using pink felt, make an oval (1.5" lengthwise). Before placing it in place, create the nostrils with a darker shade of thread than the felt snout. Place it between round 11 and 13.
     EYES...using black felt, make 2 small circles. Place them on round 8; approx. 0.75" apart.
     EYEBROWS...using black thread or embroidery floss, embroider them just right above the eyes on round 6. You can make these however you like, but I simply made a slanted line.

GLOSSARY:
ch/s:chain/s || sc: single crochet || sl st: slip stitch || st/s: stitch/es
 sc2tog: single crochet 2 stitches together || rnd: round || f/o: finish off



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Hamm and Toy Story are copyright by Disney.
This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (June 2019). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint/repost it on your site. You may print and keep a copy for your own personal use. Please do not resell or distribute it.

June 4, 2019

Round Plush Alien from Toy Story

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
     For those who love cute things, Alien is the perfect size to hold on your palm or attach to your bag as a keychain and be your traveling companion. You can also make a small blanket and attach him to make a lovey for your little one.

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
approx. 4"height x 3.5"length

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.5mm (E)
*Worsted Weight Yarn: Lime Green (25yds), Lavender (5yds), Royal Blue (15yds), Soft Navy (8yds),
*Stitch Markers to mark your rounds
*Fiberfill
*Felt: White & Black
*Tapestry Needle
*Matching Thread
*Hot Glue

PATTERN NOTES - must read...
 Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round/row indicate the total number of stitches.
 Always use stitch markers to mark your rounds.
 There's no need to sl st and/or ch when going to the next round unless stated to do so.
 Always do the 1st stitch where you slip stitch from the previous round.
 The chain, in the beginning, does NOT count as one stitch unless stated otherwise.
 You slip stitch on the first sc, not on top of the chain 1.

SPECIAL STITCHES
Other side of the foundation chains - this VIDEO explains how to do this technique.

HEAD/BODY starting with lime green
  Rnd 1: 6sc in magic ring (6)
  Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around (12)
  Rnd 3: sc in next st, 2sc in next st around (18)
  Rnd 4: sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st around (24)
  Rnd 5: sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st around (30)
  Rnd 6: sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next st around (36)
  Rnd 7: sc in next 11 sts, 2sc in next st around (39)
  Rnd 8-11: sc in each st around, in last st of rnd 11 change to lavender (39)
  Rnd 12: sl st in each st around (39)
  Rnd 13: working in the back loops only of the sl st's from rnd 12, sc in each st around, in last st change to royal blue (39)
  Rnd 14: sl st in each st around (39)
  Rnd 15: working in the back loops only of the sl st's from rnd 14, sc in each st around (39)
  Rnd 16: sc in next 11 sts, sc2tog around, in last st change to soft navy (36)
  Rnd 17: sl st in each st around, in last st change to royal blue (36)
  Rnd 18: working in the back loops only of the sl st's from rnd 17, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog around (30)
  Rnd 19: sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog around (24)
Start stuffing the head/body moderately firm.
  Rnd 20: sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog around (18)
  Rnd 21: sc in next st, sc2tog around (12)
  Rnd 22: sc2tog around (6)
F/O and leave a tail for closing. Add any bits of stuffing need it to finish shaping the head/body. Weave in the tail through the final round and draw up tight to close. Secure and weave in the ends.

FEET with soft navy; make 2
  Rnd 1: 6sc in magic ring (6)
  Rnd 2: 3sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts around (10)
  Rnd 3-4: sc in each st around (10)
  Row 1: stuffed lightly, flatten to match up the stitches and sc across, ch1, turn (5)
  Row 2: sc2tog, sc in next st, sc2tog (3)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

ARMS starting with lime green; make 2
  Rnd 1: 5sc in magic ring (5)
  Rnd 2: sc in each st around, in last st change to royal blue (5)
  Rnd 3: working in back loops for this rnd only sc in each st around (5)
  Rnd 4: sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts (4)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

ANTENNA with lime green
  Rnd 1: 5sc in magic ring (5)
  Rnd 2-3: sc in each st around (5)
  Rnd 4: working in back loops for this rnd only sc2tog, sc, sc2tog (3)
Slightly stuff this section only and leaving the rest unstuff.
  Rnd 5: sc in each st around (3)
  Rnd 6: 2sc in each st around, sl st into 1st st (6)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

Note: when you see a + sign it means all those stitches are supposed to be done in that one particular stitch.
LEFT EAR with lime green
ch5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, 2hdc in next ch, hdc+2dc+hdc in last ch other side of the foundation chains sl st in next 3 chs (11)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

Note: when you see a + sign it means all those stitches are supposed to be done in that one particular stitch.
RIGHT EAR with lime green
ch5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in next 2 chs, hdc+2dc+hdc in last ch other side of foundation chains 2hdc in next ch, sc in next ch, sl st in next ch (11)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.


ASSEMBLE
     I recommend pinning the pieces in place before sewing them to make sure you have them in the position you like best before sewing. (Most people like to use the yarn at the end of the finished pieces to sew them in place, but I personally like to use matching thread).
     TIP...For anything that I’m going to be using felt, I like to first sketch it out on a white paper and make a stencil of what I need. Then cut it out. Then tape the stencil to the felt and cut it out.
     FEET...try to find the position you like best. I place mine between round 20 and 21; approx. 0.50" apart. Only sew the 2 last rows from the feet (the flat area) to the body.
     ARMS...no need to stuff them. Align them to the feet and place them on round 15 and 16 (only sew the first 2 rows that we made with royal blue).
     ANTENNA...no need to stuff it. Place it on round 1.
     EARS...align them to the arms and place them on round 7 and 8.
     EYES...using white felt make 3 circles with a diameter of 1.7cm.
Using black felt make 3 circles with a diameter of 0.9cm.
Place the center eye between rounds 6 and 8.
The eyes go between rounds 7 and 9 of the head/body.
     SMILE...using black embroidery floss or thread, embroider a smile however you like the possibilities are endless. You can also make the smile by surface slip stitching.

GLOSSARY:
ch/s: chain/s || sc: single crochet || hdc: half double crochet || dc: double crochet || sl st: slip stitch
st/s: stitch/es || sc2tog: single crochet 2 stitches together || rnd: round || f/o: finish off



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Alien and Toy Story are copyright by Disney.
This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (June 2019). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint/repost it on your site. You may print and keep a copy for your own personal use. Please do not resell or distribute it.

April 21, 2019

Tea Bag Applique

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
Ideas on how to use this appliques...
*These would be great to apply to any project.
*You can add them to beach towels,
*turn them into a keychain or fridge magnet.
*You can also make several and make a garland.
*Attach a ribbon to make them into bookmarks.

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
approx. 1.75"height x 1.25"length
...but they can vary based on yarn and hook size.

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.5mm (E)
*Worsted weight yarn: Ivory (3yds)
*Embroidery Floss: Black & Cream
*Felt: Light Brown & Pink
*Tapestry Needle
*Matching Thread
*Hot Glue
*Make-up Blush & Q-tip (optional)

PATTERN NOTES - must read...
 Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round/row indicate the total number of stitches.
 Always use stitch markers to mark your rounds.
 There's no need to sl st and/or ch when going to the next round unless stated to do so.
 Always do the 1st stitch where you slip stitch from the previous round.
 The chain, in the beginning, does NOT count as one stitch unless stated otherwise.
 You slip stitch on the first sc not on top of the chain 1.

TEA BAGGY with ivory
  Row 1: ch5, sc in next ch from hook and in next 3 chs, ch1, turn (4)
  Row 2-5: sc in each st across, ch1, turn (4)
  Row 6: sc2tog, sc2tog, ch1, turn (2)
  Row 7: sc in each st across, ch1, turn (2)
  Row 8: sc2tog, ch1, do not turn (1)
  Rnd 1: evenly sc in each st around the entire tea bag and make sure to make 2sc in each corner, sl st into 1st st from previous rnd
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.


ASSEMBLE
     TIP...For anything that I’m going to be using felt, I like to first sketch it out on a white paper and make a stencil of what I need. Then cut it out. Then tape the stencil to the felt and cut it out.
     BAGGY...bend the top down to round 7; leaving round 1 - 6 visible. Sew it in place.
     EYES…using black embroidery floss or thread; embroider the eyes in the position you like best by doing french knots.
     MOUTH...using black embroidery floss or thread; embroider the mouth in the position you like best, the possibilities are endless.
     BLUSH...you can use pink felt and make tiny circles or you can use makeup blush and apply some underneath each side of the eyes.
     TEA...using light brown felt or any color of choice create a stripy wave and glue it at the bottom of the baggy.
      LABEL...using pink felt or any color of choice, make a small rectangle. Fold it in half. Grab any color of embroidery floss, cut a strand (any size you desired), place it inside the folded rectangle and glue it close. The other end of the strand, place it on top of the baggy and secure it. Using black embroidery floss, create a line across where you place the strand of the label.

GLOSSARY:
ch/s:chain/s || sc: single crochet || sc2tog: single crochet 2 stitches together
sl st: slip stitch || st/s: stitch/es || rnd: round || f/o: finish off



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This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (April 2019). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint/repost it on your site. You may print and keep a copy for your own personal use. Please do not resell or distribute it.

April 14, 2019

Dolphin Applique

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
Ideas on how to use this appliques...
*These would be great to apply to any project.
*You can add them to beach towels,
*turn them into a keychain or fridge magnet.
*You can also make several and make a garland.
*Attach a ribbon to make them into bookmarks.

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
approx. 2"height x 3.15"length
...but they can vary based on yarn and hook size.

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.5mm (E)
*Worsted weight yarn: color of choice (4yds)
*Stitch Markers to mark your rounds
*Embroidery Floss: Black
*Tapestry Needle

PATTERN NOTES - must read...
 Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round/row indicate the total number of stitches.
 Always use stitch markers to mark your rounds.
 There's no need to sl st and/or ch when going to the next round unless stated to do so.
 Always do the 1st stitch where you slip stitch from the previous round.
 The chain, in the beginning, does NOT count as one stitch unless stated otherwise.
 You slip stitch on the first sc not on top of the chain 1.

SPECIAL STITCHES
Other side of the foundation chains - this VIDEO explains how to do this technique.
Half Triple Crochet (htr) - Y/O hook twice, insert hook into stitch & pull up a loop (4 loops remaining), Y/O hook & pull thru 2 loops (3 loops remaining), Y/O hook & pull thru the 3 remaining loops.
Picot Stitch - ch3, insert hook into the 3rd chain from hook, y/o & draw up the yarn through all the loops.

Note: when you see a + sign it means all those stitches are supposed to be done in that one particular stitch.
DOLPHIN with color of choice
  Rnd 1: ch11, 2sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next 2 chs, 2dc in next ch, dc in next 4 chs, dc+htr+ch2+sl st+picot st+hdc in last ch, other side of the foundation chains hdc in next 2 chs, sc in next 7 chs, sl st into 1st st (27)
  Rnd 2: ch4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next st, hdc in next st, sl st into 1st st of rnd 1, ch4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next st, hdc in next st, sl st into 1st st of rnd 1
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

TOP FIN with color of choice
Attach the yarn on the 7th st, ch4, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, sl st into the 9th st
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

BOTTOM FIN with color of choice
Attach the yarn on the 21st st, ch3, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, sl st into the 22nd st
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.


ASSEMBLE
     EYE…using black embroidery floss or thread; embroider an eye in the position you like best.


GLOSSARY:
ch/s:chain/s || sc: single crochet || hdc: half double crochet || dc: double crochet || htr: half triple crochet
sl st: slip stitch || st/s: stitch/es || rnd: round || f/o: finish off || y/o: yarn over



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This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (April 2019). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint/repost it on your site. You may print and keep a copy for your own personal use. Please do not resell or distribute it.

April 7, 2019

Round Plush Bunny

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
     For those who love cute things, this bunny is the perfect size to hold on your palm or attach to your bag as a keychain and be your traveling companion. You can also make a small blanket and attach it to make a lovey for your little one.

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
approx. 4.25"height x 3"length

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.5mm (E)
*Worsted Weight Yarn: White (55yds), Light Pink (2yds), & Light Lavender (2yds)
*Stitch Markers to mark your rounds
*Safety Eyes (10mm)
*Fiberfill
*Tapestry Needle
*Matching Thread
*Pom-pom Maker (size 1-3/8")
*Makeup Blush & Q-tip (optional)

PATTERN NOTES - must read...
 Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round/row indicate the total number of stitches.
 Always use stitch markers to mark your rounds.
 There's no need to sl st and/or ch when going to the next round unless stated to do so.
 Always do the 1st stitch where you slip stitch from the previous round.
 The chain, in the beginning, does NOT count as one stitch unless stated otherwise.
 You slip stitch on the first sc, not on top of the chain 1.

HEAD/BODY with white
  Rnd 1: 6sc in magic ring (6)
  Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around (12)
  Rnd 3: sc in next st, 2sc in next st around (18)
  Rnd 4: sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st around (24)
  Rnd 5: sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st around (30)
  Rnd 6: sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next st around (36)
  Rnd 7: sc in next 11 sts, 2sc in next st around (39)
  Rnd 8-13: sc in each st around (39)
  Rnd 14: sc in next 11 sts, sc2tog around (36)
  Rnd 15: sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog around (30)
  Rnd 16: sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog around (24)
If you’re using safety eyes, set your hook aside and place the safety eyes between round 8 and 9; having 5 stitches in between them (1.125” apart). Don’t add the washers just yet. Stuff the head moderately firm while shaping and see if you’re happy with the placement of the eyes. If you are, remove the stuffing and add the washers to the safety eyes and re-stuff the head. 
If you are not using safety eyes; start stuffing the head moderately firm and keep adding fiberfill as you go along.
  Rnd 17: sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog around (18)
  Rnd 18: sc in next st, sc2tog around (12)
  Rnd 19: sc2tog around (6)
F/O and leave a tail for closing. Add any bits of stuffing need it to finish shaping the head/body. Weave in the tail through the final round and draw up tight to close. Secure and weave in the ends.

FEET with white; make 2
  Rnd 1: 6sc in magic ring (6)
  Rnd 2: 3sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts around (10)
  Rnd 3-4: sc in each st around (10)
  Row 1: stuffed lightly, flatten to match up the stitches and sc across, ch1, turn (5)
  Row 2: sc2tog, sc in next st, sc2tog (3)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

ARMS with white; make 2
  Rnd 1: 5sc in magic ring (5)
  Rnd 2-3: sc in each st around (5)
  Rnd 4: sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts (4)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

EARS with white; make 2
  Rnd 1: 4sc in magic ring (4)
  Rnd 2: sc in next st, 2sc in next st around (6)
  Rnd 3: sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st around (8)
  Rnd 4: sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st around (10)
  Rnd 5: sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next st around (12)
  Rnd 6: sc in each st around (12)
  Rnd 7: sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog around (10)
  Rnd 8: sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog around (8)
  Rnd 9: sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog around (6)
  Rnd 10: sl st in next 2 sts to give it an even finish
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

FLOWER starting with light pink
  Rnd 1: 5sc in magic ring, in the last st change to light lavender (5)
  Rnd 2: *sl st, ch2, hdc, ch2, sl st into same st* repeat from * to * into the next 4 sts (5 petals)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.


ASSEMBLE
     I recommend pinning the pieces in place before sewing them to make sure you have them in the position you like best before sewing. (Most people like to use the yarn at the end of the finished pieces to sew them in place, but I personally like to use matching thread).
     TIP...For anything that I’m going to be using felt, I like to first sketch it out on a white paper and make a stencil of what I need. Then cut it out. Then tape the stencil to the felt and cut it out.
     FEET...try to find the position you like best. I place mine between round 17 and 18; approx. 0.50" apart. Only sew the 2 last rows from the feet (the flat area) to the body.
     ARMS...no need to stuff them. Align them to the feet and place them on round 11 and 12.
     EARS...there's no need to stuff them, simply flatten them out. Place them on round 4 and 5. Using a q-tip and makeup blush, applied some on the center of the ear like in the picture below. If you don't have any blush, you can also use light pink embroidery floss, thread or yarn.
     FLOWER...sew it in place on either side of the ear.
     TAIL...using a pom-pom maker (size: 1-3/8”) or if you don't have one theirs several ways on how to make them, for example, using cardboard. Be sure to trim it the most that you’re able to so it can be as tiny as possible. Using the ends from the pom-pom, sew it in place on the center back between round 15 and 16.
     NOSE...using light pink embroidery floss, thread or yarn; embroider the nose however you like the possibilities are endless.

GLOSSARY:
ch/s:chain/s || sc: single crochet || hdc: half double crochet || sl st: slip stitch || st/s: stitch/es
sc2tog: single crochet 2 stitches together || rnd: round || f/o: finish off



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This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (April 2019). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint/repost it on your site. You may print and keep a copy for your own personal use. Please do not resell or distribute it.